Arlington, VA – This morning Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, issued a statement as details of a budget deal from the Budget Conference Committee continue to emerge. AFP President Tim Phillips had this to say: “Two years ago, a bipartisan deal was reached by Congress and signed into law by […]
Interesting interview yesterday on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace was interviewing the architect of Obamacare, Zeke Emanuel, watch the exchange below: Wallace asked: “President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Doesn’t that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you […]
Cornerstone World Outreach was refused service by Opportunities Unlimited because of public stands they have taken on abortion and gay marriage.
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – State Rep. Dean Knudson says his No. 1 priority is protecting taxpayers. To that end, the Hudson Republican has co-authored a bill calling for a constitutional amendment requiring a super majority vote of the Legislature to approve any sales, income or franchise tax hike. The proposal would solidify the 2011 law […]
(Watchdog.org) Lawrence, KS – After ruling earlier this year that city residents aren’t capable of safely managing furniture on their own front porch, one Kansas community is considering taking its control of residents lives to the next level: mandated governmental inspections. That could soon be the reality for the thousands of people living in the […]
Des Moines, IA – Tim Albrecht, who has served as Gov. Branstad’s communications director since November of 2009, is departing the Branstad-Reynolds administration to pursue a new private sector opportunity. Albrecht’s last day will be Friday, December 13. Former Branstad-Reynolds administration deputy communications director Jimmy Centers has been named the new director of communications. “The […]
(Watchdog.org) Springfield, IL – Illinois lawmakers have finally come to accept what most taxpayers in the state have known for years. “Illinois pension systems are just too rich to be afforded,” Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan said Tuesday as lawmakers began on a path to pension reform. Madigan said Illinois cannot guarantee unionized, public employees […]
(Watchdog.org) Osawatomie, KS – Questionable financial practices by the Sunflower State’s top information technology agency could result in the federal government clawing back more than $1 million, according to a recent audit. Officials with the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit unveiled a not-so-flattering close-up of the state’s Office of Information Technology Services on Tuesday, […]
(Watchdog.org) Omaha, NE – Former Nebraska State Sen. Brenda Council was sentenced in federal court Thursday to three years probation and fined $500. Council, a lawyer, pleaded guilty in September to one count of wire fraud in connection with misusing— gambling— $63,000 in campaign funds. During sentencing Council told the judge she has accepted full […]
I believe in the protection of innocent life from conception to dignified, natural death. As a conservative and a student of the Founding, I find this position the only one that holds up to intellectual scrutiny. Because life is acknowledged as an inalienable right—granted by God, not man—then one must do all one can to […]
Just so we’re clear: “We’re not going back,” Mr. Obama said. “We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president. I want everybody to be clear about that. We will make it work for all Americans.” “It,” of course, is the President’s health care plan. I will refer to it here as Obamacare, despite the […]
A poll of 18-to-29-year-olds conducted by the Institute of Politics at Harvard shows a significant drop in support of President Barack Obama and Obamacare.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee released a new web ad entitled “They Knew” targeting vulnerable incumbent Democrat Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Kay Hagan (R-NC). These Senators, the web ad points out, parroted the promise that President Obama made that those who like their insurance will be able to […]